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. >> good morning, alex. from sunny, well actually dark los angeles right now. >> i was going to say you are up early girlfriend. let's start with the fed. they launched another aggressive stimulus program. they're pumping billions into the economy. why are they doing this? >> well, the fed is actually pumping, as you said, billions into the economy. they're buying about $600 billion worth of bonds. and the reason why they're doing that is that they're trying to drive down those borrowing costs. and basically this is part of a new stimulus package program that they've had in the past. kwechlt one qe-2 and this is quantitative easing 3. as i would say take three. what they're trying to do is drive down those borrowing costs but also trying to get that unemployment rate down to about 7%. they're not going to ease up on this quantitative easing until that rate is down at that level. >> okay. how about consumer prices now, we saw the highest jump in three years. retail sales rising about 1%. that is the largest increase since february. what accounts for this? the rising consumer inflation? >
.e.i. store in the same area brought in about 1,000 applications for the same number of jobs. "los angeles times" has a story with the title mitt romney plan ups taxes on many. the report says the governor's budget plan would significantly raisin come tax for families making between 100,000 and $200,000. the analysis found romney's plan could work but it would require eliminating the deductions for mortgage interest, charitable contribution and state and local taxes. >>> both sides in the presidential campaign trying to calibrate their messages on the unrest that has spread now beyond the middle east. for more on that and some new polls i'm joined by washington bureau chief for "usa today" susan page and editor in chief of -- reid wilson. >> susan, i'll begin with you. how are these protests and attacks playing out politically for both the president and mitt romney? >> i think they've got the potential to be pretty troublesome for both of them. mitt romney's gotten some criticism this week for speaking as the crisis was still unfolding, seeming opportunistic in talk about it. for president
heads today leaving shortly from now to san diego then he will end his day in los angeles trying to raise money as well. there has been concern among some supporters of the romney campaign that he's not spending enough time in critical battle ground states. one of those states is the state of colorado where we will travel with the candidate tomorrow, thomas. he has an event in the denver area, another event the next morning in pueblo, colorado, that had to be rescheduled. tomorrow's stop in colorado is his first stop in that state in seven weeks. and that's the state that the campaign has really put a lot of effort or has intended to put a lot of effort into, said would be a critical battle ground, one they thought they could win. there's concern he hasn't been there enough and that he's spent too much money raising money and not enough time campaign. but as the campaign acknowledges, you have to find a balance. hoping to accomplish that. >> peter alexander traveling with the romney campaign. peter, thanks. >>> now we move onto congress. as it stands today it will not deal with t
on the west coast, "the los angeles times" has a front page story titled "malibu's rental tide turns." it's about how the demand for leased luxury homes has dropped in the area springs some deal-making. >>> in spokane washington, there's a story about an expert reporting a drop in yellow jackets. a researcher says the wasp population will be below 70% to 80% this year. a possible reason is the wet and cool spring. >>> in coos bay, oregon, a picture of a miserable looking cattle in an effort to spray and neuter feral cats in the area. >>> new convinumbers show the president's approval rating at 52%, up three points. at the same time, the president has opened up a three-point lead 48%-45% joining me now anne kornblut and patricia murphy, also a kribltor to "newsweek" and "the daily beast." anne, i'll begin with you as these numbers include president clint clinton's dnc speech, not the president's. can we assess this as a certifiable bounce for president obama perhaps greater than mitt romney's? >> in a word, no. i think we have to wait and see what the week tolls us. i would give it a coupl
and los angeles, california, today. wednesday he'll be in miami for a facebook meet the candidates event. beginning this week governor romney and congressman paul ryan will begin receiving regular intelligence briefings from national security officials in the obama administration. >>> west coast headlines are next with a report on why the white house can't be blamed for the higher gas prices. >>> plus, fresh predictions for who will take the house and senate this year. it's all coming up for you in office politics. keep it here on "weekends with alex witt." with the spark cash card from capital one, olaf's pizza palace gets the most rewards of any small business credit card! pizza!!!!! [ garth ] olaf's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! put it on my spark card! [ high-pitched ] nice doin' business with you! [ garth ] why settle for less? great businesses deserve the most rewards! awesome!!! [ male announcer ] the spark business card from capital one. choose unlimited rewards with 2% cash back or double miles on every purchase, every day! what's in your wallet
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